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The children did amazingly well at our Harvest Festival at St Michael’s Church. Well done to all involved and a huge thank you for the donations towards the local Foodbank.
Welcome back! I hope you have had a lovely half term and are ready for the busy term ahead.
Mrs Price will be starting her teaching practice this half term and we wish her a very successful experience –good luck!
SEAL:SEAL stands for Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (see attached newsletter). Our theme for this half term is ‘Getting on and Falling Out’.
This half term we will be using the story ‘The Animal Boogie’ as a stimulus for activities. We will be playing animal snap and pairs, learning animal songs, role playing the story and looking at the patterns on the animals e.g. leopard. You could look at other animal patterns with your children e.g. tiger, zebra etc. We will also be thinking about how we can describe the animals using adjectives e.g. the slithery snake, the huge, brown bear etc. Have a go at thinking of some awesome adjectives to describe an animal!
We will also be learning about celebrations including Diwali and Christmas. We will be sharing ‘The Christmas Story’ and discussing why Christians celebrate this festival. Both these topics lend themselves to fantastic art – have a go a designing a Rangoli pattern with your child or creating a Christmas scene using junk materials. If you would like more information about our topics or ideas for supporting your child at home please speak to me or your child’s key worker.
Reading and Homework:
All the children have a book to share with you and it is important that they do a little bit of reading every night. I have noticed that some parents are forgetting to record when their child has been reading. Please make a comment in your child’s reading record as this helps me assess their progress. Please continue to read and learn the key words and support your child with their phonics. I will be going through the key words sheet with your child this half term! Our sounds are ck e, h, r, m, d and g. This half term we are focussing on the days of the week and months of the year. Practice these with your child and encourage them to know when their birthday is. We are also thinking about celebrations – if you have been to any celebrations, for example, weddings, christenings, birthdays, or cultural festivals and would like to share these experiences please send photos or come and talk to the children about these events.
P.E is on a Friday morning. It is essential that your child has a P.E kit (black shorts and white t-shirt) and they should wear sensible footwear. Please ensure that your child’s name is written clearly in all uniform.
All offers of support for reading practise with the children in Trevithick Class would be gratefully received – please let me know if you are able to give up some of your time. THANK YOU to all the parents who are already volunteering. Don’t forget to check Tapestry and upload any “WOW” moments. At the end of this term Mrs Keast will be retiring, if you wish to make a small contribution to her leaving gift please send it in to the school office in a clearly labelled envelope.
Tuesday 6th and Thursday 8th November- Parent’s Evening (please see me to make an appointment)
Wednesday 5th November – Harvest Festival – St Michael’s Church -2.45pm
Friday 12th December 2014- Trevithick & St Piran Nativity at 2pm.
Friday 19th December – Last day of term.
Finally, it is getting cold please ensure your child has a coat in school.
Nadia Lampier, Sherry Dodson, Debs Price, Lizzie White,
Trevithick Class Newsletter – September 2014
Welcome to the first Trevithick Class Newsletter!!! I hope you all had a lovely summer. I look forward to meeting you and working with your child.
This will be a regular feature from me and aims to inform you of news, topics and important dates. If you have any concerns please see me or a teaching assistant as soon as possible. You can also keep up with what is happening in Trevithick Class by visiting our blog available on our school website perranporth.j2webby.com/
This term we welcome trainee teacher Mrs Deborah Price. Deborah is on the Cornwall SCITT programme and will be sharing some of the teaching with me later this term.
SEAL: What is SEAL?
SEAL stands for Social and emotional aspects of Learning (see attached newsletter). Our theme for this half term is ‘New Beginnings’.
Each child has a key person who will work closely with your child to ensure their needs are met. Please feel free to talk to your child’s key person and share relevant information that may affect your child’s progress.
|Nadia Lampier||Sherry Dodson||Lizzie White|
Reading and Homework:
All the children have a book to share with you and it is important that they do a little bit of reading every night. This term I will be changing their reading books once a week, however it is important that they bring their book-bag to school everyday. Please make a comment in your child’s reading record as this helps me assess their progress. Thank you! For more information about our reading scheme please attend our ‘Parent Meeting’ later in the term (date to be confirmed). Please check your child’s book bag regularly for notes and newsletters. Children have received a laminated copy of the 45 key words and handwriting and numeral practice. Encourage your child to practise forming the letters and numerals correctly.
Attached is a sheet for you to record observations of your child at home. It can be used to help build a picture of your child’s development or any other significant information you wish to share with us. I have included some previous ‘WOW moments’ so you can see what kind of information might be relevant.
‘Ollie used my lap top to write the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.’
‘Joe sang Cornish songs to his Daddy at home.’
‘Emily used a knife to butter her own toast this morning.’
‘Ben amazed us by riding his bike without stabilisers for the first time.’
‘Jade wrote all her number to 10 without help from me – well done.’
We are also continuing to use the ‘Tapestry’ online Learning Journey please contribute to this and we will share their successes in class.
We use a range of strategies and schemes to teach phonics these include Jolly Phonics and Letters and Sounds. Each week your child will be learning a new letter, the sound it makes and will be practicing forming it correctly. The sounds we will be learning this half term are s, a, t, i, p, n. Play ‘Eye Spy’ with your child focussing on these sounds.
P.E will be on a Friday morning. It is essential that your child has a P.E kit (black shorts and white t-shirt) in school. Please ensure that your child’s name is written clearly in all uniform.
All offers of support for reading practice with the children in
Trevithick Class would be gratefully received – please let me know if you are able to give up some of your time. If you wish to send your child in with a bottle of water, please make sure it is labelled clearly with your child’s name and put it in the blue tray next to the book bags.
Meet the Teacher:
You are invited to a ‘Welcome Meeting’ on Tuesday 16th September at 4.30 in Trevithick Class. Join us for coffee and an informal chat about how you can best support your child with their learning. Alternatively, we will be holding one on Friday 19th September in the school hall between 9.00 and 9.30. I hope that you will find these sessions helpful.
Meet the teacher – 16th and 19th September.
Parent’s Evening –4th and 6th November
Harvest Festival – Date and Venue tba
Well done to Arty, Billy, Mekhi, Jack, Amber, Zara, Lacey and Xena for taking part in our first Triathlon today. You all did brilliantly!
Welcome back! I hope you had an enjoyable break and are ready for the summer term.
Questionnaire results and feedback:
Many thanks again to all those who completed the questionnaire and the positive comments that we received. Don’t forget you can access this newsletter at http://perranporth.j2webby.com/
If you have any concerns or questions please arrange an appointment to see me at your convenience.
SEAL stands for Social and Emotional aspects of learning. Our theme this half term is ‘Relationships’. Please read the attached sheet for how to support your child with their learning.
It is lovely to see the progress many of the children are making in their reading. Please let me know if your child needs to change a book or if you want a couple of books to keep them going. This is the final term in EYFS and I will be assessing their progress in the key words before they move to KS1. Keep practising!!!
It is important that they bring their book-bag to school everyday. Please make a comment in your child’s reading record as this helps me assess their progress. Thank you! Please check your child’s book bag regularly for notes and newsletters. We will be starting quiet reading on a Tuesday and Thursday morning and hopefully this will enable me to hear them read more frequently.
|Week 1||The Hungry Caterpillar|
|Week 2||The Hungry Caterpillar|
|Week 3||Jack and the Beanstalk|
|Week 4||Jack and the Beanstalk|
|Area of learning||Home learning activities|
|PSED||See attached sheet for how you can help. Our theme is ‘Relationships’|
WE USE THE JOLLY PHONICS MATERIALS – available from Early Learning Centre and Waterstones.
|The letters and sounds we are learning are w, ng, v, oo, y, x, ch Look for these sounds in reading books and the environment. Have a go at writing words that contain these sounds. This term we will be learning about ourselves and living and growing. We will be reading the book The Very Hungry Caterpilllar. Read other stories by Eric Carle, discuss life cycles or have a go at writing your own version of the story. Write a list of the foods the caterpillar ate. Continue to practise the key words and use them to write sentences.|
|Continue to practice number bonds to 10 and beyond. Add up all the food the caterpillar eats in the story. Write addition and subtraction sums for the different foods. Learn the days of the week and ask questions e.g. if today is Saturday, what day will it be tomorrow etc? Sequence days of the week cards.|
|EAD||We will be learning songs and rhymes about caterpillars and a song to help us learn the days of the week. Use things at home to make caterpillars and butterflies. Draw pictures of the different foods the caterpillar ate – discuss foods your child likes/dislikes.|
P.E & Swimming
P.E continues to be on a Friday morning. Please make sure their P.E kit is in school and that your child’s name is written clearly in all uniform to prevent it getting lost. If anybody is able to volunteer with swimming please see me as soon as possible – in order for the children to swim I need as many volunteers as possible and due to current law all volunteers will need a CRB check – these need to be completed. At the moment I haven’t decided on a day but I will once I know when people can help both in the pool and with changing etc.
Sex and Relationships Education (SRE)
In the summer term we will be beginning our Sex and relationships education. You will receive further information about this. Please don’t panic about this as the YR requirements are not too scary! Please feel free to contact me if you wish to view the materials or want more information about our policies on SRE.
All offers of support for reading practise with the children in Trevithick Class would be gratefully received – please let me know if you are able to give up some of your time. Please continue to record significant experiences (that make you say ‘wow’) that your child does at home, for example, if they read to a sibling, swam underwater, helped with some cooking etc. Please return it to school and I can celebrate these achievements with them. You can use Tapestry! They also support the judgements I make about the children when completing the Foundation Stage Profile.
Class Assembly – TBC
EYFS Sports day – Friday 11th July 2014 – 9.30am
Teddy Bear’s Picnic – Wednesday 16th July 9.30 (more info nearer the time)
SRE week – 24th June
Nadia Lampier, Sherry Dodson, Samuel Barnes
Lizzie White, Davy Hutchinson